Homemade Baking Mix

Homemade Bisquick mix

I love making things that you normally buy in a box, at home. Especially when it’s as easy to make as this Homemade Baking Mix. I don’t make fresh biscuits nearly as often as I crave them, for one reason only. I’m lazy.

Bread isn’t a nutritional requirement when planning my evening meals so it’s often left out of the equation. Not, that I don’t love it. It’s just that when the clock strikes five I want to be done with my day and only  do the work that is required of me.

That’s the great thing about this mix. You whip it up one day, keep it in the fridge and any time you want fresh biscuits you take a couple cups out, add some milk and bake it up. You can also use this mix for any recipe that calls for a bisquick/baking mix. No need to go to the store when you have this stashed away in your freezer.

Since we are a small family this recipe is enough to last us a while. But, it can be easily doubled or tripled depending on the amount  your family will go through.

What are you favorite uses for Bisquick Mix?

Want a healthier alternative? Try out my Whole Wheat Baking Mix.

Homemade Baking Mix
 
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 5 cups flour
  • ¼ cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
Instructions
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.
To make Biscuits
  1. Mix together ⅓ cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix. Drop onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake @ 450ºF for 10-12 min.
  2. *Add any additional ingredients you wish such as cheese or herbs before adding the milk.
  3. * 1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.
To make Pancakes:
  1. Mix 2 cups of mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Cook on hot griddle.
  2. *I have not made the pancakes myself but have heard rave reviews about using this mix for them.
  3. *As with the biscuits you can add any flavouring or other ingredient you would like, such as chocolate chips or blueberries.

Adapted from all recipes.

Update: I whipped up these pancakes over the weekend and they truly are delicious. My husband usually does not get overly excited about pancakes and he flipped (ha) over these. The taste and consistency is a cross between pancakes and french toast. Eggy, buttery and delicious! He has now requested that this be my pancake recipe from now on. I won’t complain about that. :)

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  • Emily

    These are so delicious! I found the Quick & Cheesy Chicken (I used ham) Pot Pie recipe (which is also delicious!!!) and made a batch of the mix. The first time I tried just plain biscuits didn’t turn out very well; I think I overbaked them. Silly overexcited oven. But the second time, when I added a bit of garlic and a lot of cheese…they were SO GOOD. Sadly not as good leftover, but they’re so easy to make it’s not that big of a deal to whip up another mini batch!

  • Cindy Battle

    Hi Cheri, I made this for my Breakfast Is Served post today! I love it, thanks for sharing :)

  • peg

    going to try this but with self rising flour and omitting the baking powder & salt

    • Becky

      I always use self rising flour and it works out just fine!

  • Virginia

    Since there is no milk in this mix I’m wondering if I can just use this mix w/the remaining steps in any store-bought Bisquick mix recipe that is on the box?

    • http://kitchensimplicity.com/ Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity

      I’ve used it in many recipes calling for Bisquick and have never had a problem.

  • Joy

    How would you make it gluten free?